Taking a class in Reiki may be the single best gift you can give yourself or your loved ones, whether they walk on two legs or four, swim or fly. The ability to facilitate Reiki is the gift that keeps on giving, it is easy to learn, and offers a lifetime of benefits. Imagine being able to accelerate healing when someone is sick, or being able to relieve the pain of an injury or decrease discomfort after surgery! All of this is possible with Reiki. Read amazing and personal true stories of healing for dogs, cats, horses, and people from Reiki students concerning their experiences after taking Reiki training.
Level I, II, and III or Master in Usui Reiki.
Reiki Level I is “hands-on Reiki on,” with emphasis and practice of how to give a Reiki treatment to a person, and some basic guidelines in its use with animals. Level II increases your energy channeling abilities as well as teaching you how to send energy over distance and time to heal beings or situations, how to clear heavy energy and create safe, sacred healing space, etc. Level III is for those who wish to advance energetically, but don’t want to teach Reiki, and Reiki Master training is for those who do wish to teach. The Master training is by application only.
Depends on the person. The pat answer is often time and practice. Traditionally there is a three-month wait before Level II and a year before Mastership. I prefer to gauge on an individual basis, some people are ready sooner than others. The student usually knows when the time is right to take the next step.
I do not teach Level I/II/Master weekend intensives based on my personal and teaching experience that there is a spiritual and energetic progression between each Level that can be missed otherwise. It is a similar concept to working out at the gym—energetic as well as physical muscles take time to develop. In addition there is quite a bit of material to cover within each level, it is difficult to do that adequately in one weekend for two levels never mind three. I suggest to my students that it is better to follow the energy as you go along than try to do it all at once.
Classes are held in the Admiral/Alki district of West Seattle at my home office, very easily reached from either Hwy. 99 or I-5 by car or bus. Occasionally classes may be offered at other locations.
Introductory Reiki Level I class is held on average 6-7 times per year. Reiki Level II is usualy held 3-4 times per year. Check Reiki Classes for dates.
You may register online under Reiki Classes, scroll down to the applicable class, and click the “Add to Cart” button. Upon registration you will receive an email containing confirmation and directions. If you have further questions you can send an email.
My classes are located in the Admiral district of West Seattle, about 20 minutes from either downtown Seattle or the Sea-Tac airport, so there are lots of options.
There are many hotel chains located near the airport which may be the least expensive option, and there are beautiful places to stay in downtown Seattle if you wish to sight-see. TripAdvisor gives you sorting options in the left hand column for places in the Seattle area.
Since I cover the basics of Reiki in class thoroughly there is no book that I consider required reading before class. However, I do understand that it can be fun and exciting to explore the many different Reiki books available; many people are curious about Reiki and want to learn as much as they can before and after training, so I offer a sample of recommended Reiki books on this page (scroll down to see).
No equipment is needed with Reiki. I tell my students that if you are dropped on a desert island you will always have your first-aid toolkit at the end of your arms (Reiki works for self-healing of mundane things such as cuts, scrapes, burns, bruises as well as major illnesses/imbalances). The Level I training encompasses how to give a seated chair treatment as well as a table treatment, and what I call field Reiki, the ability to facilitate a Reiki session anywhere needed. If you wish to offer Reiki professionally you may want to invest in a massage or Reiki table.
WRSH Reiki students are eligible for free, private membership in the online Wild Reiki Forum. If you have taken a Reiki class with me you will receive an email invitation to join after class.
In the Forum you will have access to a vibrant, like-minded community of Reiki practitioners from Level I to Master, all of whom have taken at least one Reiki class with me. Divided into forums, there are places to share Reiki stories, ask questions to be answered by the community (including myself), perhaps arrange to gather for practice and sharing of Reiki, post your own photos of Reiki, etc. You can also post requests for support from the Reiki community, Reiki resources, notices of Reiki or other energy-related events, and so on.
Another option for questions and deepening your knowledge and Reiki skills are Reiki Review & Advanced Skills Classes that are offered from time to time.